So this summer we did a batty crazy thing. We borrowed a seven-year-old Prius from my mom and set out with our two tweenagers to drive to my dad's place in Fresno, and then on to the Pacific, and then back. It's about 10,000 kilometers -- a quarter the circumference of the earth. WE MADE IT! See my Instagram feed for details of our adventures. Or click on READ MORE (if you haven't already) to see a gallery. (Sorry. The smart formatting is smarter than me.) .